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Latest Somerset school closures due to snow - Wednesday, January 23

By This is Somerset  |  Posted: January 23, 2013

Click the links below to see the latest school closures in Somerset

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More than one hundred schools and colleges in Somerset have already announced emergency Wednesday closures due to snow and ice.

West Somerset Community College, Bridgwater College, Holyrood Academy and Wells Blue School are among the many schools to announce they would be shut today.

The closures will not affect students sitting exams, which are due to go ahead today as scheduled.

More than 200 schools closed across the county on Friday due to the snow, and further announcements are expected this morning.

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This is Somerset will be constantly updating this story over the next few hours, and the latest information is also available via the links below.

Cutcombe First School, between Minehead and Dulverton, and Priddy School were the first two in Somerset to announce Wednesday closures due to snow this morning.

In North Somerset, early closures have been confirmed for Dundry Primary School and Worlebury St Paul's Church Primary School.

Councils are providing latest emergency closure information on their websites. Click the links below for all the latest announcements. Pages may be slow to load during busy times.


Somerset County Council school closures / restricted opening information

North Somerset Council school closures / restricted opening information

Bath and North East Somerset Council school closures / restricted opening information

A Somerset County Council spokesman said: “Head teachers and governing bodies are responsible for the day to day management of their schools, and this applies to academies to an even greater extent as they are independent of the county council.

“Each head teacher is best placed to determine whether their school can operate with the staff that have been able make the journey in and the condition of the school site.

"Head teachers are fully aware of the need to try and open their schools as they understand how frustrating it is for parents to find child care at short notice, however they need to ensure that they have enough staff to care for those children who are in school safely.”

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